So I was vacuuming out my 86 tbird. I had my window scraper in the front seat kinda wedged while I was vacuuming out the back seat, went to mean the front seat back forgetting about the window scrapper. Went to pull the window scraper out not realizing it was jammed and it kinda popped out, straight into the windsheild.
Big giant star on the passenger side.
Yeah, trying to be quick to save another $.75 I busted a $200 windsheild.
All that sensor does is stop the heater from turning on when the coolant is cold. I find it really annoying in winter, because it won't turn on defrost while I am scrapping the car, then it's frozen inside still.
If you unplug it and replace it with a regular style hose, you would never know.
I drove my 86 to LA and back 1600 miles round-trip last year. No issues nothing to report. If the car runs and drives fine in the belts and hoses are good why not? Make sure you have a good spare in case you get a flat
Good luck. I've seen two sets in 15 years. When I was a kid I saw 5-20 cougar birds Everytime I went to the junkyard. First set was on my first car, second set I bought at the junkyard about 5 years ago.
I was driving my 86 bird on the freeway today. Hit a patch of snow doing about 55mph and the car got sideways. I had decent tires, there were cars in front of me driving faster, but luckily no one next to me. The car went left almost completely sideways. I held it sideways for a while, but I was getting closer and closer to the center cement barrier.
I decided that I would be better to go to the empty right lane then hit the cement and overcorrected a bit. I got the car straightened out on the shoulder, but the momentum kept me moving to the gaurd rail. I barely contacted it doing about 20mph.
There are a few scratches mainly on the fender trim. There was some rubbing on the outside of both tires, but doesn't look like more then a scratch on any body metal.
I really think if I would have had either snow tires or slowed down another 5-10mph I wouldn't have hit anything.
It seems like I might have bent the tie rod on the driver's side. Steering wheel is a bit crooked. Looks like I only need a new tire on the rear, it looks like it got cut up a bit on the outside of the guard rail and a bit on the sidewall. Made it home no problem, and no one got hurt.
Just a reminder to slow it down a bit. This is the first time in 15 years over actually hit something in my car, and I am really bothered by it. To be honest, I was really glad I was in a car I was so familiar with. I was probably sideways for 500 feet. I didn't panic or slam on the brakes. The Ballance of the car was really neutral overall, and I am honestly surprised I was able to keep it from flipping around.
The clocking for the clutch for the clutch arm is at 9 o'clock on a fix, and more like 7 o'clock on the sn-95 bell housing. Mine was okay till I ate the motor mounts behind my v-8. I ended up taking the heat shield off to make sure it didn't rub, but I never had an issue.
This help kits are junk, at least the last one I bought. I bought 4 to take car of a saggy hinge and an extra set for my other car.
I don't know what those bushing are made of, but I broke all but one of then with my fingers. I ended up buying a pipe flange and drilling it out to the correct size that I picked up at tractor supply.